Dec 1, 2010 - 08:04 pm .- Four dioceses in the Brazilian state of Sao Paolo have announced a joint effort to prevent the legalization of abortion.
Dec 1, 2010 - 06:49 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI oversaw changes to the U.S. episcopate on Dec. 1, including resignations in New Jersey and Missouri and two auxiliary bishops' appointments, all on the same day that the Archdiocese of Seattle celebrated its new archbishop's installation.
Dec 1, 2010 - 05:53 pm .- The new rector of Rome’s La Sapienza University has issued an invitation to Pope Benedict XVI to visit the school.
Dec 1, 2010 - 03:16 pm .- Christians are the world’s most persecuted religious group, the Vatican’s top diplomat told a summit of international leaders meeting in Kazakhstan, Dec. 1.
Dec 1, 2010 - 01:55 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has accepted an invitation to visit the country of Monaco in 2012. The visit would be the first by a Pontiff in nearly 500 years.
Dec 1, 2010 - 12:28 pm .- Continuing his recent trend of highlighting women saints during his Wednesday audience, Pope Benedict XVI focused on the renowned English mystic Julian of Norwich.
Dec 1, 2010 - 05:55 am .- The Catholic League recently sent nativity scenes of the Holy Family to the 50 governors of the United States. So far, the group says, the responses received have been “overwhelmingly” positive.
Dec 1, 2010 - 03:22 am .- The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, has asked Christians in the Holy Land to join in prayer and fasting for the relief of a seven-year drought.
Dec 1, 2010 - 12:41 am .- The Southern Poverty Law Center’s classification of pro-family groups as hate groups is the “next phase” of a gay rights movement which seeks to redefine Christianity as bigotry and to shut down honest debate, pro-family leaders warned.